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Poster: Incornsyucopia Date: Nov 17, 2011 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best live album ever?

Anyone seen this? http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2011/11/17/live_albums_vote_on_the_best_one.html

Right now, the Allman Bros. Live at the Fillmore East is winning with Europe '72 at #9. At least it's beating Frampton Comes Alive. I will never understand the appeal of that dreck...

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Nov 17, 2011 5:16pm
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The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 17, 2011 6:50pm
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Stop making sense

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Poster: Hermetically Sealed Date: Nov 18, 2011 8:05am
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Just a few others I've always loved.

1.Where's The Money-Dan Hicks

2.Showtime-Ry Cooder

3.Alchemy-Dire Straits

4.Between The Breaks-Stan Rogers

5.Miles of Aisles-Joni Mitchel

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Poster: thekind78 Date: Nov 18, 2011 12:39pm
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The Who, "Live at The Isle of Wight". I thought this rivals Leeds - esp. the Tommy portion.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 15, 2012 6:55pm
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TK78 - Nice call. Best Young Man Blues ever as well!

WAYLON LIVE! - Listened to this tonight and was reminded of this thread. This album deserves mention for those who are keeping track.

Honorable Mention to Skiffle Sessions by Lonnie Donnegan and Van Morrison.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 19, 2011 6:08am
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Those of you following closely have already noted I haven't chimed n to endorse WofF by CREAM. just isn't their best, by far...those few enlightened among u know if they'd taken the show fr 10-15-67, they'd have it hands down...grande ballroom it was...

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Poster: jstraw727 Date: Nov 18, 2011 12:03pm
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what, no love for Neil Diamond? Hot August Nights!

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Poster: ckj Date: Nov 19, 2011 10:44am
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Danny Gatton - Redneck Jazz Explosion 12/31/78

One of the finest guitar players ever. Shoulda been mentioned in the "underrated guitar players" post a while back.

Sad ending to a great talent.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 17, 2011 5:57pm
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Two come to mind....

Little Feat's "Waiting FOr Columbus"

Peter Frampton "Frampton Comes Alive" - Since you said you will never understand its appeal, I won't waste any time trying to explain....

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Nov 18, 2011 3:01am
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1.Bless it's pointed little head
2.waiting for columbus
3.Get your ya yas out
4.Stevie Ray Vaughan -at Carnegie Hall
5.Allman Bros -fillmore east.none better

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Poster: captainhits Date: Nov 17, 2011 6:34pm
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blasphemy. This a Grateful Dead forum. Noone has EVER played a performace musically superior to the grateful dead. Period.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 17, 2011 7:29pm
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Actually, don't you know that DSO has played plenty of GD shows better than the GD?

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Nov 18, 2011 1:18am
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of course! Jerry's sloppy, lifeless playing could never amount to the amazing body of work JK has contributed!!

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 18, 2011 11:54am
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well, sometimes DSO does play certain dates, where the dead played awfully. so by comparison, some specific shows i've heard live, outperform the original when i go back and listen to it after the show.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 18, 2011 7:45am
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Overheard the following exchange between two old Heads at a DSO show - (somewhat paraphrased)

Old Head #1: "These guys are good, but they're not as good as the Dead."

Old Head #2: "Yeah, I know what you mean. They know all the words and don't make as many mistakes."

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 18, 2011 8:21pm
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Just dont get Frampton Comes Alive 2. I got it from a record club back in the day thinking it was leftovers from the first album. Not the case.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frampton_Comes_Alive!_II
wont even show the second one Look it up yourself

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2011 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best live album ever?

A couple of late suggestions for the list:

Warren Zevon - Stand in the Fire
New York Rock and Soul Review - Live at the Beacon
Climax Blues Band - FM Live
It’s A Beautiful Day - At Carnegie Hall
Poco - Deliverin’

Best ever? Who knows. But when you're in the right mood and it's just what you need they can all do pretty convincing impersonations of being just that.

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Poster: mklsgl Date: Nov 19, 2011 11:33am
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Coltrane - Newport '63

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Nov 18, 2011 12:13pm
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since I didn't see it mentioned

Live Dead

I also liked

The Name of this Band

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 17, 2011 3:00pm
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"don't forget Live at Folsom Prison"

no chance the unquestionably and absolutely undeniably BEST LIVE ALBUM EVER could be forgotten

at best all others contend for second place

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Nov 17, 2011 4:23pm
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Haha, I was about to post the same thing. I mean, the songs (including the one written by a prisoner), the environment, the sounds of the prison, the banter...so damn good.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 17, 2011 5:39pm
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live at san quentin is almost as good

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 17, 2011 6:10pm
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Yes it is, but it is Johnny

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 18, 2011 8:55am
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Have you heard live at MSG?

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 18, 2011 11:50am
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surprisingly i haven't. i've heard nearly everything he's ever recorded in a studio, minus the gospel and christmas albums. but not the msg show. how is it?

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 18, 2011 12:39pm
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Amazing. I listen to it more than the prison albums. Recorder on 12-5-69. Very real you can feel Johnny come through loud and clear. Columbia released it in 2002 part of their vault series. Let me know if you want a copy but the liner notes etc.. are probably worth the 10 beans. I also have a good Cash Dylan from feb 69 with them dueting on like 22 tracks outakes from Nashville Skyline.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SGsQWY020I

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 19, 2011 8:26pm
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thanks for the offer, i appreciate it. however i'm delighted to find that i actually have a copy of the the msg concert on one of my external hard drives, thanks to a 50 year old irish woman and cash die-hard fan, who let me spend a whole day copying cds onto my hard drive. i shall be giving it a listen soon. how is the cash/dylan gig?

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Poster: cberg Date: Nov 18, 2011 4:46am
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Live at leeds(who)
Frampton
Seconds out(Genesis)

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Poster: mode747 Date: Nov 18, 2011 6:35am
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Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 19, 2011 6:09am
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Duke Ellington Newport 56. Santana Fillmore 68.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 19, 2011 10:50am
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Muleskinner_album_cover.jpgClarence White, June 7, 1944 – July 15, 1973, was a guitar player for Nashville West, The Byrds, Muleskinner, and the Kentucky Colonels. This Muleskinner album (not live) came out in 1973. The band ended under tragic circumstances, just a couple of months after the album was released. Clarence White was killed after being struck by a drunk driver on July 15, 1973. The accident occurred shortly after 2 a.m., while he and his brother Roland were loading equipment into their car following a spur-of-the moment reunion gig of the Kentucky Colonels bluegrass band. Especially shaken by his death was Gram Parsons, who would lead a singalong of "Farther Along" at the funeral service and conceive his final song before his own death, "In My Hour of Darkness", as a partial tribute to White.

Many of the most influential acoustic guitar flat-pickers of the 20th century cite Clarence White as a primary influence, including Dan Crary, Norman Blake, and Tony Rice. But Clarence White also crossed boundaries with his electric guitar playing, most notably, with The Byrds. You can Google dates, bands, associations, Old and In The Way, Muleskinner band, and search YouTube for clips. I've collected the Muleskinner band links that are below.

But I couldn't find Clarance White playing his Telecaster the way he does on the Muleskinner album's cover track, Muleskinner Blues. So I covered that link with the mp3 track -- make sure to listen! Did Clarence White ever play with Jerry? Dawg, Richard Greene, and Peter Rowan played with Clarence, and they played with Jerry Garcia.

Muleskinner Blues mp3 - 3:16, Clarence plays Telecaster like nobody's business!
Muleskinner Blues song background - Wikipedia
Muleskinner Band background - Wikipedia
• My pick to be added to the best live album list is this Muleskinner live YouTube clip
February 13, 1973 - KCET TV studios in Hollywood
Videotaped before a live audience - 25:58 running time
1. New Camptown Races @ 0:18
2. Dark Hollow @ 2:14
3. Land Of The Navajo @ 5:10
4. Blackberry Blossom @ 10:56
5. Knockin' On Your Door @ 13:33
6. Opus 57 In G Minor @ 16:46
7. Red Rocking Chair @ 18:54
8. The Dead March @ 22:21
9. Orange Blossom Special @ 25:05 (Cut)

Muleskinner_youtube.jpg
L-R: Bill Keith, Clarence White, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Richard Greene.
Hidden behind Richard. Greene: Stuart Schulman.

Are they stoned for this? Listen to Dark Hollow, track 2. They pull a Bob / Jerry / Donna vocal whoops-moment, and somebody blows a word in the lyrics at 3:28. Then at 3:37, watch for one guy biting his lip and holding back a shit-eatin' grin (Peter Rowan), and another guy smirking for a moment (Clarence White).

Bluegrass music has always been famous for its strong vocals and tight harmonies. KCET's videotape of the Muleskinner band captures some very famous youthful Hippies in their moment. These are players who were incredibly talented. They were caught up inside the conservative Bluegrass music culture at this time, circa Old and In The Way. They were pioneers of Newgrass music. Newgrass musicians were counter-culture to Bluegrass purists, and they were frequently bashed for breaking new boundaries. Ask Sam Bush and the Newgrass Revival. Nowadays Bluegrass music and Newgrass music are lumped into the genre, Progressive Bluegrass. Monte's Taper Handbook covers these genres.
interview with Clarence White - 3:05. Clarence White mentions his new solo album from back then, with Ry Cooder and fiddle-player Byron Berline.
• from Byrd Parts is this track. Here's a YouTube clip with the recording of Clarence White and Ry Cooder playing Why You Been Gone So Long?

• I just created a New Movie item for The Archive, and nominated Ry Cooder's No Banker Left Behind for Occupy Wall Street's theme song!

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Poster: Reade Date: Aug 30, 2014 10:07am
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Great question posed here that far as I can tell didn't get answered: Did Jerry and Clarence White ever play together?
They both were in a band with Grisman and Rowan and Greene, but not the same band,.... so......?

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Nov 18, 2011 12:15pm
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I'm surprised the Modern Lovers is even mentioned as they are not that well known.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 17, 2011 2:33pm
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Joe Walsh - Can't Argue With a Sick Mind

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 17, 2011 4:21pm
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Now theres a blast from the past!!!!

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 17, 2011 5:06pm
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I saw him in LA once. The opening act? Emmylou Harris. Talk about oil and water billing - did not go over well. Start of a life-long crush for me though.

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Nov 17, 2011 8:51pm
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kiss alive

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 18, 2011 10:47am
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I'll second (or actually third) that! First LP I ever owned in 1st grade. I can't believe that I talked my mom into buying it for me.

I used to spend hours staring at the back cover.

kiss-alive-back.jpg

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 18, 2011 11:21am
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One of my biggest regrets is giving away my bicentennial era KISS poster I got at a concert in Greensboro NC. It had them mimicing the famous drum and fife thing in full KISS makeup. Gave it to a girl I had a 7th grade crush on. What a moron. Oh well, I can still buy a KISS coffin...

http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-1976-Bicentennial-Music-Poster/dp/B0040855VW

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Poster: mrtrout Date: Nov 19, 2011 2:35pm
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Excellent question and a lot of my favs were on their list. However my #1 pick would be Lou Reed "Rock and Roll Animal". In lieu of that I'd go with The Allman Brothers "At Fillmore East". Here are some other obvious omissions from the Slate list: 1) Little Feat "Waiting for Columbus" 2) Bob Marley "Babylon by Bus" 3) Jimi Hendrix "In the West" (out of print, but included in in the 2000 box set) 4) Grateful Dead "Live Dead" or "Fillmore West 1969" 5) Al di Meola/John McLaughlin/Paco de Lucía "Friday Night in San Francisco" 6) Fleetwood Mac "Live in Boston" (1970, at the Boston Tea Party, Peter Green lineup)

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Poster: reviewr Date: Nov 18, 2011 9:05pm
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The Velvet Underground '69 seems to be overlooked.

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Nov 17, 2011 3:25pm
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"It's Alive," Ramones, hands down my favorite

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 17, 2011 8:44pm
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Great choice !

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 17, 2011 3:54pm
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Sinatra at the Sands. Seriously. Count Basie orchestra conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones.

Jazz at Massey Hall is a must own.

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Nov 17, 2011 4:22pm
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Love Massey Hall , own it on vinyl

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Poster: fourempties Date: Nov 17, 2011 4:29pm
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WAITING FOR COLUMBUS!!!

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 17, 2011 5:15pm
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Great choice!

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 17, 2011 8:46pm
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If it is open to jazz albums ...
Cotrane Village Vangaurd
Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Louis Armstong, Basie's own live albums, Blakey, Silver, Rollins, Goodman, Monk, Mingus Chick, ............................
Got a year !
The Sands abum is pretty great, but I like the Australian show with the Red Norvo group from 57 better . Massy Hall , goes unsaid .

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 17, 2011 2:48pm
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No Unleashed in the East? Live Bullet?, Live at Budokan? If You Want Blood, You've Got It?, Live After Death?, Made in Japan? Double Live Gonzo?

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 17, 2011 5:49pm
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Thank you for including Double Live Gonzo.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 17, 2011 2:59pm
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LIVE AT LEEDS! THE greatest live album.

Fillmore East ABB is up there too.

don't forget Live at Folsom Prison!

Band of Gypsies

James Brown Live at the Apollo

Deep Purple's Made In Japan

Exit Stage Left

Live Cream

Derek & the Dominos Live at the Fillmore

Live Rust

edit: forgot Live After Death. thanks red

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 17, 2011 3:03pm
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i didn't compare mine against the list on the site until just now. notable exclusions include:

Live at the Star Club - Jerry Lee
In Person - Ray Charles
Etta James Rocks the House
Royal Albert Hall - Dylan
Live In Europe - Otis Redding
In Person at the International Hotel Las Vegas - Elvis
Live at the Regal - Gene Chandler
Soul Alive - Solomon Burke
At Harlem Square Club - Sam Cooke

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 17, 2011 8:33pm
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Yeah the Jerry Lee Star Club album ! Bear Family issued a single cd of 2 live albums of his, called "Greatest Show on Earth", with one show from a few months later than the Star Club show ( with a better band), and a interring show form 66.
Before the Flood gets the nod, but not Royal Albert Hall . I was going to mention this , but you got it .
That Sam Cooke show is super .
etc.

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Poster: 219mid Date: Nov 18, 2011 9:15am
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Any fan of The Killer should be aware that there is a live album from the early 70's of him playing in Vegas with his regular band. Better recording and better drugs. In one of the Bear Family boxes, they had at least another record of outtakes. Essential stuff. A friend of mine a while back was doing an article on Memphis music and was at the old Sun studio talking to Roland Janes, who played guitar on the classic Sun Jerry Lee records. When my friend said he was going to interview Jerry Lee the next day, Roland told him "Be sure to wear your helmet".

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 18, 2011 2:38pm
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I love his music , but I wouldn't want him to move next door ....

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Poster: belmon36 Date: Nov 17, 2011 6:58pm
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"Waiting For Columbus". If not the best live album ever, the best one to drive to. I used to go into a manic euphoria listening to the duel slide guitar solos on " Mercenary Territory". The energy is just incredible. I always thought they were a bit under rated as lyricist.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Nov 18, 2011 8:16am
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does this count?

Attachment: a_live.jpg

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Nov 18, 2011 6:53pm
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30 Seconds Over Winterland The Airplane

"Have You Seen The Saucers?"

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 17, 2011 2:20pm
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kiss alive

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 17, 2011 4:17pm
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No one has mentioned Live Dead..... hmmmm!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 17, 2011 4:25pm
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Or QMS "Happy Trails" or JA "Bless Its Pointed Little Head"

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Poster: Edsel Date: Nov 17, 2011 6:42pm
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Glad you mentioned these, I was thinking about both of them earlier, and got distracted before I could post.
Live/Dead tops my list, with those right beneath.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 18, 2011 3:59am
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Let's don't forget CSNY "Four Way Street" either!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 19, 2011 5:21am
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Late to the party, but thought I'd still chime in.

Travels - Pat Metheny Group

The track "As Falls Wichita Falls, So Falls Wichita Falls" track is my favorite non-Dead live song ever. When I was bugging back in the day, this tune was always put on when it was time to start easing out of the stratosphere where I had been playing with Jerry for a few hours

EDIT: Corrections courtesy of one picky Scott. Kudos for the catch. My fingers often type faster then my brain thinks.





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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2011 5:11am
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Don't want to be picky - ok it never stopped me before - but are you referring to Travels? AFWSFWF wasn't a live album but the title track is on Travels, which is live, and which is f'ing wonderful - as we both know.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 19, 2011 5:15am
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Yes, oh wise and eternally correct one. Geeze, its early here, give a guy some slack.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2011 5:31am
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Oh well, at least your mistyping and my eternal smartassery has led me to dig out Travels and give it a play for the first time in ages - so for that excellent boost to the day, much thanks!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 19, 2011 5:36am
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Any time I can bring a little light into you dark and dank life, I am happy.

I too have Travels spinning for the first time in a while. I love rediscovering the classics. Methinks its time to take some time off from the boys. With the whole 72 release I've been devoting a little too much time on them. This may be the perfect nudge to give others some time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XYkcNmdQu0

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2011 6:38am
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Isn't Farmer's Trust one of the most understatedly subtle and beautiful things you ever heard?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1zZ_352agU

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 19, 2011 7:34am
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Indeed. That description applies to so much of his work it is rather astonishing.

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Poster: utopian Date: Nov 17, 2011 6:21pm
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Jimmy cliff- in concert

Nirvana - unplugged

Bb king- live at Fillmore east 6-19-71

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 18, 2011 8:34am
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Never heard the BBKing fillmore have ta check it out. But you got me thinkin and I had to listen to Bobby Bland & BB King Together Again Live. The thrill is gone>aint gonna be the first to cry. have not pulled this out in years so damn funky, not to mention they pull a chick out of the audience and she sings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GCWP0o9vUQ 31 min in

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Poster: utopian Date: Nov 18, 2011 9:04am
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Saw bb in 84 for the first of many times, but the last time I saw him, maybe 2009, was the best by far.

Bobby Blue Bland, i have only seen him once, he was making some odd/interesting gutteral throat sounds to the crowds delight.

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Ooooh, one more- SRV- live at the el macambo 1983

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 18, 2011 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best live album ever?

Thats awesome that he can still bring it. Think I may have seen that SRV 83 on DVD the other day, had it in my hand but put it down.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Nov 18, 2011 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best live album ever?

you want to talk about blues and getting people all sweaty fromm dancing in the aisles.The SAM and DAVE show at the Fillmore East was such a success that BG booked many more R and B groups after that and the list was a long one .Albert King .BB KING Sony Terry and Brownie McBEE,Freddy King,Sly and the Family STONE and many many more black acts who had the place jumping. True off topic of best album but I just had to get that out there...

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 19, 2011 5:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best live album ever?

Hold on I'm Coming! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_juH0AHvwk

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 18, 2011 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best live album ever?

"Another Stoney Evening" David Crosby and Graham Nash

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Poster: captainhits Date: Mar 14, 2015 11:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best live album ever?

There's lots of great live performers but there's a reason the dead are recorded as the most successful touring act in history by ticket sales, musical or otherwise. And there's a reason Jerry Garcia is documented the single most recorded human being in history. Not because he performed 30 years of live music without a flaw. There's never been and will never again be another person that compels the masses to record every sound they utter nearly every day for 30 years. Nevermind spend their lives following an endless caravan of performances around the world. Just like there will never be another record store, or another band remotely as popular as the Beatles. They invented the wheel, perfected the wheel, dipped the wheel in platinum, and encrusted it with diamonds. Every dead head knows the intangible components of the dead could never be replicated and are the rule by which all music is measured. Otherwise they're not dead heads just regular music fans. BTW the dead's legacy is so huge that googling any random date in history brings up page after page of all grateful dead related material if they played that date. As if history only existed on dates that the dead didn't play. No artist of any media type commands that much attention. The largest collection of digital information and media on the planet is here on archive.org and the whole website is centered around the grateful dead.